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De La Hoya Hints Matthysse Could Land Pacquiao Next

By Jake Donovan

Lucas Matthysse needs little incentive to jump in the ring with anyone. The opposite is true, as the free-swinging Argentine slugger usually has to go hunting for willing opposition.

Still, there is plenty to be gained from this weekend's clash with unbeaten Viktor Postol. The two collide for a vacant super lightweight title in an HBO-televised headliner live from StubHub Center in Carson, California.

It's the most significant fight for Matthysse (34-3, 30KOs) since coming up short in his World super lightweight championship contest with Danny Garcia just over two years ago.

"There's no question, it's a very important fight for him," Oscar de la Hoya, Golden Boy Promotions founder and CEO pointed out to BoxingScene.com prior to a media workout session for this weekend's combantats Wednesday afternoon. "He's fighting for the world title, against an unbeaten, dangerous opponnent trained by a Hall of Fame legend in Freddie Roach. It's a tough fight for both guys."

Even bigger game potentially lies ahead for the winner, particularly if it's the TV-friendly Matthysse. The hard-hitting veteran has won three straight, including an off-the-canvas 11th round stoppage of John Molina last April, a bout hailed by Boxing Writers Association of America as 2014 Fight of the Year.

Drawing similar praise was his efforts in a 12-round win over Ruslan Provodnikov, coming 51 weeks after the Molina fight. With his flair for pleasing the crowd in high-level fights, it's only natural that a win on Saturday could lead to a blockbuster event.

"I strongly feel if Lucas Matthysse impresses, he's in line to face Manny Pacquiao next year," de la Hoya insists, echoing similar comments shared by Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum - Postol's co-promoter - to BoxingScene.com's Steve Kim on Wednesday.

Jake Donovan is the managing editor of BoxingScene.com.
Twitter: @JakeNDaBox
Facebook Page: JakeBScene

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Cinci Champ on 10-01-2015

[QUOTE=BrometheusBob;16098880]Brook and Crawford are the toughest I agree but to me next would be Marquez who has proven multiple times he's not an easy fight for Pac then Khan and Matthysse are about equally unlikely to win (for much different…

Comment by Weebler I on 10-01-2015

[QUOTE=MrRolltide91;16098896]who is postol with?[/QUOTE] Top Rank & another promoter. Probably a similar deal to Marquez.

Comment by MrRolltide91 on 10-01-2015

who is postol with?

Comment by BrometheusBob. on 10-01-2015

[QUOTE=Cinci Champ;16097773]imo this a walk thru for pacquioa bordering on a berto type pick i mean think about it matysee has lost pretty much every big fight hes ever been in people over reacted over a couple knockouts from matysee…

Comment by SalimShady1212 on 10-01-2015

Some absolute cretins here, Josesito Lopez manhandled him, Soto Karass stopped him; Floyd hurt him. Matthysse buries him.

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